Reviews

Rig Wallet Review

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12:15, Tuesday 26 February 2013

Craig Butler who works in the West Coast Tackle shop in Minehead, as well as writing for the free monthly paper Sea Angling News reviewed our Rig Wallet and Organizer, in the latest edition. "Are you in need of a bit of help in keeping things tidy and organised on the beach? If so you will benefit hugely from treating yourself to either of these Team Sakuma rig wallets. I have been through the phase of those little Seal up baggies ,then winders, then to the stage of just tangled rigs almost we...


Planet Sea Fishing Review - New Wormer Hooks

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11:38, Tuesday 19 February 2013

http://www.planetseafishing.com/reviews/read/sakuma-wormer-hook/


Whats Hot - Boat Fishing Monthly Aug 2011 - Sakuma 450 Chinu Hooks

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12:23, Thursday 08 September 2011

Could the Sakuma 450 Chinu be the best bream hook on the market? Judging by the results, in the short time that these hooks have been on the market, quite possibly so! Extensively field-tested before release, on all manner of hard mouthed critters from gilthead and black bream to triggerfish and wrasse, these new hooks are selling like hot cakes. This pattern drastically improved hook up ratios with the test species, as they did for mullet in the smaller sizes and smoothhounds and bass in the l...


Whats Hot - Boat Fishing Monthly Aug 2011 - Sakuma Manta Series Hooks

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12:20, Thursday 08 September 2011

These patterns of hooks have been responsible for some truly mammoth catches in recent years, as well as quite a few British records. The Manta 540 pattern is a relatively fine wire hook designed for giving the ultimate in bait presentation. They’re perfect for fishing baits like ragworm and lugworm, and for when using live sandeels or launce. Its big brother, the Manta Extra 545, follows exactly the same pattern but is manufactured from a slightly heavier gauge wire to give added strength w...


Whats Hot - Boat Fishing Monthly Aug 2011 - Sakuma Shock Leaders

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12:15, Thursday 08 September 2011

Shock Leader, as the name suggests, is a premium quality Japanese co-polymer line that has a low diameter to breaking strain ratio. You might not think that a shock leader is essential when boat fishing, but with the majority of anglers using braid these days a leader of some description is required, and this is one of the best. Not only does it knot superbly, it also doubles up as a superb heavy trace line when fishing deep off shore wrecks. The 100lb is perfect for targeting species like bull...


Whats Hot - Boat Fishing Monthly Aug 2011 - Sakuma Fluorocarbon

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12:14, Thursday 08 September 2011

This 100 percent Japanese fluorocarbon is one of best on the market, make no mistake. It’s stiffer than most Fluoros, which helps to eliminate tangles and presents baits and lures perfectly. It’s an absolute dream to knot, leaving no ‘pig tails’, and can be tied with most conventional knots without drastically reducing the breaking strain. These are features that cannot be found on the majority of fluorocarbons on the market today. It is virtually invisible in water, which is why it’s so popu...


Planet Sea Fishing - Sakuma Cooler Bag

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09:23, Wednesday 10 August 2011

http://www.planetseafishing.com/reviews/read/sakuma-cool-bags


Jim O'Donnell tests Sakuma Manta Hooks

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11:41, Thursday 17 February 2011

http://www.worldseafishing.com/reviews/terminalreviews/sakuma_manta_hooks.html


Planet Sea Fishing - Sakuma Shock Leader

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15:37, Wednesday 29 September 2010

A review of Sakuma Shock Leader by Iain Graham of Planet Sea Fishing:   www.planetseafishing.com/reviews/read/sakuma-shock-leader


New Sakuma 450 Chinu Hooks

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10:21, Tuesday 13 April 2010

IAN MCLEAN - A MEMBER OF THE ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL BOAT SQUAD: A short shank hook which has an incredibly sharp point which more importantly holds its point very well over a session and is extremely strong through all the sizes but is not too thick in the wire to impede presentation. I’ve used this hook on Wrasse and Whiting over here from the boat to very good affect, and in the Canaries for many species of Bream and Snapper etc. I even managed to hook and boat a smal...


Sakuma Nite Crystal Line Marches On

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11:42, Monday 08 February 2010

By far the best-selling line we offer, our Nite Crystal is fast challenging to become the optimum distance-casting line. This month (Feb '10) Matt Skelly of Torbay Angling added his name to the ever growing list of anglers who vouch for this line in Total Sea Fishing magazine. See his quote below: "Working in a tackle shop means I have access to many lines, but the one I recommend to people who are looking to cast long distances on the beach or field is Sakuma Nite Crystal. It's strong, so...


Sakuma Mini Manta Hooks

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10:40, Tuesday 24 November 2009

TOTAL SEA FISHING - These hooks come in five sizes, from a 2 down to a 10. They are made from high-carbon steel, are extremely sharp and strong, have short shanks and small, round eyes. This makes them ideal for fishing small baits for hard-fighting fish such as wrasse, bream, mullet and garfish.


Sakuma Rigs

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10:38, Tuesday 24 November 2009

TOTAL SEA FISHING - This range of rigs is manufactured in the UK using high quality components from Sakuma and Breakaway. On the back of each pack is a handy guide on the components, where and when the rig is best used and for which species. There is a full range for boat and shore fishing, from deep-water wrecking to scratching for small fish from the shore.


Sakuma 543 Pennel Manta Extra Hooks

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10:37, Tuesday 24 November 2009

BOAT FISHING MONTHLY - After the Manta Extra was introduced it soon became clear that a Pennel hook would help when mounting larger baits, so the Pennel Manta Extra was introduced. These hooks feature an upturned eye, which allows you to use them as the top hook on your pennel rig. They are perfect for coupling with the Manta Extra hooks when mounting whole squid, mackerel fillet or even huge launce baits when targeting big bass, pollack, rays, cod and other larger species


Sakuma Shock Leader

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10:35, Tuesday 24 November 2009

TOTAL SEA FISHING - This tough shockleader is ideal for beach leaders or uptide casting from a boat. It has excellent knot strength and abrasion resistance. It is available on 100m spools in four different breaking strains of 50, 60, 70 and 80lb and four different colours of clear, yellow, red and grey to suit different sea conditions.


Sakuma 540 Manta Hooks

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11:06, Thursday 12 November 2009

BOAT FISHING MONTHLY (SEPTEMBER 2008) - These were the first, and in most anglers minds still the best, of all the Sakuma range to be imported into the UK. Their special wide gape and super sharp point makes then perfect for mounting bulky baits like crab, squid and mackerel. The smaller sizes are also ideal for fishing live sandeels for bass and pollack. The larger sizes are great for replacing the hooks supplied in most artificial eels, and one of the best qualities of the Manta is the fact th...


Sakuma Reflective Tape

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11:05, Thursday 12 November 2009

TOTAL SEA FISHING (APRIL 2008) - Seeing bites at night is always difficult, unless you have the right equipment. This super-reflective tape also has super-adhesive on the back, so once its in place it will stay there. It is designed to reflect and show your rod tip from distance even under low light. It can also be used on clothing and luggage to help locate it and so that you can be seen. This is one of those small but essential items for fishing trips.


Sakuma 543 Pennel Manta Extra Hooks

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11:03, Thursday 12 November 2009

TOTAL SEA FISHING (MAY 2008) - With its turned-up eye, this hook is perfect for a top hook on Pennel rigs. It has the same qualities as the popular Manta Extra-very strong and super sharp to penetrate and hold. The wide gape allows the use of large baits but keep the hook point clear of the bait so that you don miss bites.


Sakuma Bait Elastic

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11:03, Thursday 12 November 2009

TOTAL SEA FISHING (JUNE 2008) - This is one of those items that should be in everyones tackle bag. You have the heavy elastic for binding big baits for cod, bull huss and congers to give better presentation, and the light elastic for smaller soft baits like crab and shellfish. This is not only to make it more secure on the hook but also to streamline baits when casting any distance.


Sakuma Holographic Sequins & Attractor Blades

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11:02, Thursday 12 November 2009

TOTAL SEA FISHING (NOVEMBER 2007) - If you are into flounders and plaice then these attractors are certainly worth a look. The sequins can be used as bait stops and added attraction with or without the attractor blades. They are best used on bright days when the light will reflect off them and attract the attention of any flatfish nearby. They can be used on traces for both shore and boat fishing.


Sakuma 541 Mini Manta Hooks

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11:02, Thursday 12 November 2009

BOAT FISHING MONTHLY (SEPTEMBER 2008) - At the other end of the scale we have the Mini Manta range - ideally suited to targeting our smaller species. They may be small, but they are extremely strong and can easily cope with landing a 20lb plus fish should you accidently hook into one! These hooks are ideal for fishing small strips of squid for black bream and garfish, or for tempting wrasse on small pieces of ragworm. They can also be used for tail hooking a live or dead prawn for a little fines...


Sakuma Baiting Needle

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11:01, Thursday 12 November 2009

TOTAL SEA FISHING (AUGUST 2008) - This heavy duty baiting needle is made from marine grade stainless steel with a hardened point. There is a hollow recess in the top to enable hooks to be baited quickly without damaging the bait. It is ideal for baiting worms, shellfish and sandeels.


Sakuma Black Crystal Line

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11:00, Thursday 12 November 2009

TOTAL SEA FISHING (MAY 2007) - This line is available on half-kilo spools in 16, 20 and 25lb breaking strains or 4oz spools in the same strengths with the addition of a 14lb breaking strain. Diameters are good, with the 16lb measuring 0.33mm and the 20lb coming in at 0.37mm. Using a 6500 size reel and a half-kilo spool, it will only cost around £2 to fill your reel. Top quality line at a great price.


Sakuma Tapered Shock Leader

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11:00, Thursday 12 November 2009

TOTAL SEA FISHING (APRIL 2007) - Available in clear and orange, these tapered leaders from Sakuma are 13 metres long. The breaking strain is 70lb with a 0.74mm diameter and this tapers down to 18lb with a 0.37mm diameter section to knot to your reel line. Soft and supple, they knot well and deliver top performance on the beach.


Sakuma Floating Beads

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10:58, Thursday 12 November 2009

TOTAL SEA FISHING (AUGUST 2007) - These floating beads are available in four sizes: 8mm, 10mm, 13mm and 16mm. They are ideal additions to your rigs to keep your bait away from marauding crabs. There are beads with a dull, matt finish and bright shiny beads that could help attract fish to your bait.


Sakuma Fluorocarbon

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10:58, Thursday 12 November 2009

TOTAL SEA FISHING (FEBRUARY 2007) - Available in 50m spools and breaking strains from 25lb through to 60lb, this heavy fluorocarbon makes excellent leader or snood material. It is quite stiff, so it stands out well from the rig body which helps to minimise tangles. The low visibility makes it ideal for the shore or boat angler when fishing clear water in daylight for spooky fish.


Sakuma 440 Circle Hooks

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10:57, Thursday 12 November 2009

BOAT FISHING MONTHLY (SEPTEMBER 2008) - With more and more anglers returning their catch nowadays, especially the less edible species, these circle hooks are a godsend. They e designed to prevent deep hooking of fish - making catch and release much easier. Perfect in the smaller sizes for targeting plaice, flounder, dabs and bream. The larger sizes work well when fishing for pollack, bass, rays and codling. These hooks are especially good when fishing with live sand eels.


Sakuma Nite Crystal Line

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10:56, Thursday 12 November 2009

TOTAL SEA FISHING (AUGUST 2007) - We were very impressed with this line as it scored well in all the checks and tests. The diameter was exactly as stated and of all the lines we tested it also had the average amount of stretch. Although it did not come out top in the knot-strength tests, it did score consistently well. It is a solid yellow colour and its consistent diameter and limp nature make it ideal for long range fishing or field casting. We feel it will also perform extremely well for long...


Sakuma 543 Pennel Manta Extra Hooks

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10:56, Thursday 12 November 2009

PLANET SEA FISHING (NOVEMBER 2008) - Anglers still mourn the passing of the classic Mustad 79510 ‘pennel’ hook. With its up-turned eye, it was a benchmark, the hook of choice for the top of a pennel rig and beloved of cod anglers in particular. Any new generation hook pushing to fit the pennel slot is going to be compared to the 79510. So before turning attention to the Sakuma 543 Pennel Manta Extra hook, I’ll stick my sacrilegious neck out and say that while the old Mustad was serviceable enoug...


Sakuma 545 Manta Extra Hooks

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10:55, Thursday 12 November 2009

BOAT FISHING MONTHLY (SEPTEMBER 2008) - Forged from a heavier wire than the original Manta hooks, the Extra is perfect for fishing over rough ground for larger fish such as tope, ling, conger and big rays. Finished in an anti-corrosive black nickel, these hooks can be used in their smaller sizes for targeting big specimens with confidence. We suggest trying the 2/0 and 3/0 sizes when looking for big bass with live launce, or the 5/0 size when drifting for bass with live mackerel.